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verb shatter pronunciation in British English /ˈʃætə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshatter
he/she/itshatters
present participleshattering
past tenseshattered
past participleshattered
  1. 1
    [transitive] to break something suddenly into a lot of small pieces
    The blast shattered windows over a wide area.
    One of his knees had been shattered by a bullet.
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    1. a.
      [intransitive] to break suddenly into a lot of small pieces
      The windscreen shattered, injuring passengers.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to destroy or seriously damage something
    The war has shattered this country’s economy.
    shatter someone’s confidence/hopes/illusions: His father’s constant criticism shattered his confidence.

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